For the past few years, HR legalist has been following the Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule, which would have roughly doubled the salary threshold under which employees are guaranteed overtime pay, and made millions of additional employees eligible for time-and-a-half overtime for hours worked over 40 per week.  Last fall, that rule was blocked by a federal court in Texas just weeks before it was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016.  In the final months of the Obama administration, the DOL filed an appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking to reinstate the rule.  During the past few weeks, the DOL, under new Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, revealed that it plans to propose a new rule in the future. Continue Reading